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5 Ways to Improve Your Garden

Updated on June 2, 2015

One day you arrive at your home after a hard day’s work and then you suddenly realize that your garden has started to show its age. It’s no longer as pretty as you originally thought it was. The plants are all wrong, growing freely vertically and horizontally. The grass needs mowing and there are just not enough fixtures to get you excited. You walk through your garden thinking what is lacking and what are the things you should be doing to spruce it up.

Lucky for you I have just what you need: wonderful ideas on improving your garden. I’ll be frank with you, some of these ideas may cost you hundreds of dollars but there are others here that you can do on your own.

If you are a visual kind of person then you might want to just take a look at this nifty infographic. But if you like reading then go down a bit more.

1. Fences

A well-built fence will automatically bring order to your garden or outdoor area. It is also a great way to protect your garden from stray animals and humans alike. You may go with the classic looking picket fences or a wooden type (as there now picket fences made of artificial materials). Some homeowners would put up chain link fences but if you ask me, I don’t prefer that one because it makes your front yard look like a prison yard. Anyway, choose a fence that matches the style of your house.

2. Lights

When the sun sets, garden lights will make your property stand out in the dark. It can also set the mood for you, whichever mood you feel like it. It can also make your garden useful even at night so you can still go out there, sit on your chair and just enjoy your surroundings.

3. Irrigation system

Perhaps your plants and your grass are looking dried up or pale and the reason is because you just do not have the time to water them. You’re too busy at work and you don’t have anyone to entrust your garden to. The best solution to this is by installing an automatic irrigation system; one that will water your plants at your specified time of the day. This will make sure your plants are getting the water they need to flourish.

4. Decks

If you love entertaining guests then what’s the best way to do it than right in your garden? You can have a deck or patio installed so you will have a fine looking space where you and your friends can share a meal or a few drinks. Don’t forget to put up some outdoor furniture like chairs and tables.

5. Water features

Water features add color, texture, and sophistication to your yard. These can also be a great focal point in your garden or a conversation starter should you invite your friends over. A water feature can be a pond, a waterfall or a fountain. These can also help you relax just looking at the calmness of the water or the sound of it as it flows down some rocks.

It’s time to bring life to your garden!

Re-designing or improving your garden on your own can be fun, but the truth is most of us do not have the time or the expertise to do it. It may be wiser to just let a professional landscaping contractor help you achieve the garden that you’ve always wanted.


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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      The deck is very nice. Is that yours? Your suggestions will certainly make any garden look beautiful.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      You have some wonderful ideas. I love the way my garden looks. My challenge right now is to keep the herbs I am growing alive!!!!